Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of understanding how cells and organisms work. shinya yamanaka proved cells can be changed into immature stem cells which can then be used to form all the tissues of the body. >> the nobel society has today decided to award the nobel prize in physiology or medicine 2012 jointly to john b.gergen and shinya yamanaka. >> he is 50 years old. he's a professor at kyoto university. he established the method to produce ips cells. they're capable of becoming specialized cells which can then be used to create tissues such as heart muscle. he succeeded by introducing four types of genes to cells removed from parts of the body. he reported success with mice in 2006 and a year later generated human ips cells. john gergen was the first to hiypothesize that genomes would -- 40 years wlaert yamanaka confirmed and expapded on his thesis. creating and reproducing diseased cells in the lab. members of the nobel committee says their work has made an important contribution to new medical research. professor yamanaka spoke about his nobel prize win at kyoto university. >> translator: i am very happy about receiving this
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
2012 joint jointly. >> they made the announcement monday. yamanaka is 50 years old. they're capable of becoming specialized cells which can be used to create tissue such as neurons and heart muscle. he introduced four types of genes from cells removed from parts of the body. he reported success with mice in 2006 a 2006. in 1962 he was the first to say that genomes could contain the information in cell organism. the scientists contributed to the study of how diseases develop and spread by creating and reproducing disease cells in the lab. members of the nobel committee says their work has made an important contribution to new medical research. professor spoke about his win at the university. >> translator: i am very happy about receiving this prize, but at the same time i feel a great sense of responsibility. ips is a new technology. it has a lot of potential in the field of medicine and the development of new drugs. i want to continue this research. now that i've received this honor i would like to or i feel i must contribute to society as soon as possible. >> professor yamanaka sai
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
from a discovery he started researching in 2006. shinya yamanaka conducted his research here and in japan. the president of the institute and other researchers held a video conference with yamanaka who is still in japan this morning. his prize is in medicine and for his discovery that human skin cells can be reprogrammed so they can take on the properties of any other cells of the body. it was kind of difficult to hear yamanaka this morning. he said he was thankful for all the support he's received here. >> i think i'm very lucky because i was able to join them 30 years ago. >> this was a revolution in biology. no one thought it worked this way. that with just turn ag few switches you could create such a profound change in the identity of the cell, and this swept the world. >> reporter: these are pictures given to us by ucsf this morning. the potential benefits, researchers say, include better drug discovery, tailoring of the right medicine to the right patient and improved regenerative medicine, particularly for the heart, the brain, the retina, even diseases like alzheimer'
Oct 8, 2012 3:00pm PDT
yamanaka. >> suarez: the two scientists are from two different generations and celebrated today's announcement half a world apart. but today they were celebrated together for their research that led to a ground-breaking understanding of how cells work. sir john gurdon of cambridge university was awarded for his work in 1962. he was able to use specialized cells of frogs, like skin or intestinal cells, to generate new tad poles and show d.n.a. could drive the formation of cells in the body. 40 years later dr. shinya yamanaka built on that and went further. he was able to turn mature cells back into their earliest form as primitive cells. those cells are in many ways the equivalent of embryonic stem cells because they have the potential to develop into specialized cells. for heart, liver and other organs. dr. shinya yamanaka is currently working at kyoto university. embryonic stem cells have had to be harvested from human embryos, a source of debate and considerably controversy. for gurdon the prize at special meaning. at a news conference in london he recalled one school teacher'
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> the prestigious nobel prize has been awarded to a bay area scientist. uc san francisco researcher shinya yamanaka wins the nobel for his work in medicine. he is responsible for a major stem cell breakthrough. yamanaka got his news at his home in japan. he shares the honor with a british researcher. today his colleagues at the gladstone institute in san francisco held a video news conference. yamanaka discovered how to transform ordinary skin cells into stem cells. it could one day help scientists grow taylor-made replacement organs. yamanaka said he was thankful for all the support he has received in the bay area. the president of the institute calls it a real breakthrough. >> this is a revolution in biology. no one thought it worked this way. that turning a few switches, you could create such a profound change in the identity of the cell. and this swept the world. >> researchers say this discovery could help with alzheimer's disease, heart, brain, and retina care. so congratulations to the researcher. >>> well, warning for women about a popular bay area trail. more on that tear fight attack, nex
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
gurdon -- >> gurdon. >> what did i say? >> gored. >> and japanese scient shinya yamanaka -- [ laughter ] >> will share the prize for medicine. both have done work, it's serious, discovering how matured cells in the body can be harvested and turned into stem cells. those stem cells in turn are being used to create replacement tissue for damaged parts of the body. long before dolly the sheep was cloned, remember dolly? gurdon-- >> isn't it gurdon? yes, it's g-u-r-d-o-n. >> i want to call him gordon, i'm sorry. used frog cells to create new tad poles. last week japanese scientists used yamanaka's approach to use mice cells to produce baby mice. >> on the screen it's different. >> i made it funny with -- >> tell us which is correct. we have it two different ways. competely different. >> let's talk about john. >> let's talk about john. >> the same work, however, the year that yamanaka was born was the first time john gurdon came up with this. they worked on it independently. you can tell this work has been going on for a long time. congratulations to both of them. >> boeing of them. >>> a l
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
the nobel prize in physiology of medicine. japan's shinya yamanaka shares the honor with britain's john b. gurdon. both discovered specialized cells that make up the body. >> the nobel assembly has today decided to award the nobel prize in physiology or medicine 2012 jointly to john b. gurdon and shinya yamanaka. >> the nobel assembly in stockholm, sweden, made the announcement monday. yamanaka is 50 years old. he's a professor at kyoto university. he established the method to produce a new type of cells called induced pluripotent stem cells, or isp. they're capable of becoming specialized cells which can be used to create tissue for neurons and heart muscle. john b. gurdon was the first one to discover that it might contain all the information found in an organism in 1962. 40 years later, yamanaka confirmed and expanded on gurdon's thesis. professor yamanaka spoke about his nobel prize win at kyoto university. >> translator: i am very happy about receiving this prize. but at the same time, i feel a great sense of responsibility. ips is a new technology, and it has a lot of potential in t